Way of the Peaceful Warrior
by Dan Millman
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: HJ Kramer
By Ryan Lam, Courier Staff Writer
Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman tells his story as a world champion and college student who does not feel satisfied with his life until he meets a strange man. This man - given the nickname Socrates - changes how Millman perceives the world around him.
The story revolves around Millman's change from being a regular person to becoming a peaceful warrior. Socrates, Millman's teacher, guides him to happiness. Socrates begins his instruction by showing Millman how his previous methods of thinking were the root cause of all his unhappiness. The author uses insightful anecdote and clever quotes to help explain complex concepts that Socrates taught him. Once Millman realizes his errors, Socrates gradually teaches him how to find joy in everything life has to offer.